Super officers to police Notting Hill Carnival
Police officers with the ability to remember the faces of hundreds of offenders will be used at tomorrow’s Notting Hill carnival.
Highly skilled officers that can recall faces, names and other details will be checking live footage for known trouble makers.
The team of 17 super-recognisers will be working from a CCTV room in Earl’s Court. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm
Elmbridge tackles counterfeit currency
Elmbridge Council is working with local businesses during August and September to increase awareness of counterfeit notes circulating in the borough.
It’s joined up with the Safer Neighbourhood Teams who will visit retailers and offer advice and give away counterfeit detector pens.
Neighbourhood Inspector, David Hollingsworth, says that fake notes are a problem for retailers as they often don’t know what to do when faced with such a situation. They aim improve confidence and reduce currency crime. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am
Croydon police seek owners of stolen goods
Croydon police are trying to identify the owners of various items which are believed to have been stolen in burglaries in the Coulsdon area.
A 21 year old man was arrested on the 15th of August and is being held in connection with 10 offences of burglary and theft of motor vehicles.
Police have released 24 images including those of several necklaces, a ‘sweetie’ charm bracelet, a red-velvet Cartier case and a decorative magnifying glass.
Anyone who recognises the stolen items should contact Croydon CID. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am
Football fans charges for Brentford rampage
Ten football supporters have been charged with violent disorder following a rampage at the Royal Oak Pub in Brentford on the 6th of May.
A large group of Swindon supports were in the area before the Semi Final playoffs against Brentford.
Following a disturbance at the pub, the fans were ejected on to the street where the violence erupted.
Brentford and Swindon police worked together to identify the suspects from CCTV images. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am
Friday, 23 August 2013
It appears football hooliganism is on the rise on our train and tube networks
Figures released today show an increase in offences of 64 % in London over the financial year 2012 / 13.
Nationwide, arrests for hooliganism were up by 23%.
The news comes as Chelsea prepares to face Manchester United in a Premiere League match on Monday.
In February fighting broke out twice among groups of fans at Earl’s Court after Chelsea played Brentford in an FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
Campaigners are protesting against proposals to install hydro turbines at Teddington Weir
Ham Hydro has been commissioned to install the structures to generate clean electricity, reducing carbon emissions.
Income generated will be used to promote and develop further low-carbon solutions in the surrounding areas.
But, anti turbine campaigners, including London Assembly Member for Richmond Tony Arbour, say they have ignored the impact the installation will have on the conservation areas either side of the river.
He also says the turbines will be extremely noisy for people living nearby.
Ham Hydro's proposals for the turbines are due to go in front of a planning committee next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm
M25 chaos launches start of Bank Holiday travel
A jackknifed caravan has caused havoc on the M25 for the best part of today.
The accident happened in between Junction 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead just before 10 o’clock on the anticlockwise stretch.
It caught fire, and the stretch was closed completely at 1.40pm while fire fighters tackled the blaze.
There are no reports of any injuries at the moment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm
Fire-fighters have tackled a blaze in Hounslow.
It broke out at a house in Aston Green this morning just before 9 o’clock.
The first floor and the roof of the semi-detached property were badly damaged.
Four people left the building before the Brigade arrived and there are no reports of any injuries. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm
Sutton Mums support Child Eyes Group campaign
Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park MP Paul Burstow has joined Sutton Mums in supporting a campaign started by the Child Eyes Group.
The campaign aims to stop publications containing sexualised content being displayed in shops at children’s eye level.
Mr Burstow has asked all newsagents, shops and petrol stations in his constituency to join the campaign.
He’s written to them requesting they arrange their magazine displays so that children are not confronted with inappropriate images.
Shops that support the campaign will display a “Family Friendly Pledge” poster. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Council congratulates schools for GCSE results
Richmond Council has congratulated schools following the publication of this year’s GCSE results – with an improvement in results across the borough.
Provisional figures show that 85% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, a rise of one per cent since 2012 and 21% since 2008.
This compares to last year’s national average of 83%
The percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and maths rose 5% to 68 compared with 62% in 2012.
This compares to last year’s national average of 59%.
English Baccalaureate results also saw a huge increase with results up 14% to 40%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm
London councils worst for calling in the bailiffs
London boroughs have sent over half a million debts to bailiffs in the last twelve months.
The data comes from the Money Advice Trust, which shows that the nine worst offending authorities are all based in the Capital.
They include Croydon, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham.
Most bailiff visits are due to parking penalties and congestion charges but also include council tax and business rate debts. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm
Campaigners rejoicing in Leatherhead
Plans to turn Lord Beaverbrook’s former home, Cherkley Court in Leatherhead, into a golf complex have been denied.
Campaigners took High Court action to contest a decision by Mole Valley council to allow the development.
The council had said the complex would reopen the private house and create jobs.
However, opponents said the plans impacted on the green belt landscape, and there were already 141 golf courses in Surrey. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
Tributes are being paid to the Mayor of Spelthorne who has died
Isobel Napper was first elected as a Conservative member of the Council for the Riverside and Laleham Ward in May 1999.
During her time in office she raised money for her chosen charities – Staines Army Cadets, DayBreak and Ashford Hospital Breast Care Unit.
Leader of the Council Robert Watts says her passing will be a great loss to so many people. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm
GCSE results see Sutton pupils shine
With pupils opening their GCSE results across the country today, five young ladies from Sutton had extra reason to be happy after scooping a combined 71 A* and even one A-Level.
Emily Fox, Jessie Forsdyke, Hanna Chang, Sophie Grant and Radhika Gulati, (all 16 and from Wallington High School for Girls) each secured top grades in all of their exams.
All the hard work paid off for the five with Jessie collecting 13 A*s, Emily, Sophie and Radhika each gaining 14 A*s, and Hanna earning a phenomenal 16 A*s and an extra A-Level in Chinese.
In total, 100% of Wallington High School for Girls pupils Achieved five A* - C grades, including Maths and English.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm
Coombe Girls' School breaking records again
Following a successful round of A Level results last week, Coombe Girls’ students have delivered equally outstanding results at GCSE level today.
80% of Year 11 girls who have followed the KS4 courses at the school in Clarence Avenue, achieved 5 A*- C grades including English and Maths.
Among the top achievers, Thavi Thanasingam (pictured above), who led the way with a particularly impressive 11 A*and 1 A GCSE grades and a further 3 A*s for her short course subjects.
Thavi was amongst a significant group of students who achieved an impressive number of A*and A grades this year.
Head of Geography, Richard Jones, has welcomed the results. He disagrees with the notion that the exams are getting easier.
The Boys are doing well too. Coombe Boys', which was formally Beverley Boys', has also seen amazing results today.
Suzanne Dwyer is head of the boys' school, which is based in Blakes Lane.
These boys were particularly delighted with one of their friend's results.
Esher Rugby Club has announced former Scotland and British & Irish Lions international Craig Chalmers has joined the senior coaching staff for the coming season.
44 year old Chalmers, who won 60 caps for his country, will join the existing team of Ricky Nebbett and Chris Kibble , in bidding to improve on the club's 2nd placed finish in National Division One last year.
Chalmers, part of the victorious Lions squad in Australia in 1989, has enjoyed considerable success coaching Melrose and spent the 2nd half of last season at Chinnor Rugby Club.
He joins primarily as backs coach, but will work alongside Nebbett and Kibble, with chief executive Mike Schmid overseeing operations. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am
Chsiwick House Fire
There was a house fire in Chiswick this morning.
A maisonette above a shop on Goldhawk Road was badly damaged when the roof collapsed.
Three women and a man escaped before the Brigade arrived.
One woman was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of asthma.
Six fire engines, two from Hammersmith fire station and one each from Acton, Kensington, Chiswick and Fulham, with 35 firefighters dealt with the incident.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am
New report slams Bronzefield
A new inspection report has shown Bronzefield prison in Ashford has kept a woman in segregation unit for five-and-a-half years.
Inspectors described the woman’s situation as amounting to ‘cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment’.
CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform Frances Crook says this is a shocking case of treatment, which appears to amount to torture.
She says it should shame ministers who tolerate the over-use of custody for women and consequent poor treatment. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am
Shock TB figures for Hounslow revealed
Hounslow had the highest rate of tuberculosis cases in South West London last year according to figures published by Public Health England.
193 cases were reported followed by 119 in Croydon and 46 in Hammersmith and Fulham.
London figures put the capital at 42 people affected per 100,000 - the highest rate of any Western European city.
Public Health England says screening for latent TB is key to reducing levels together with good access to diagnostic services. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 am
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Plane does u-turn
A United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco has had to turn back and return to Heathrow.
Last week a United plane en route from Heathrow to Washington DC, with 150 passengers on board, had to make an emergency landing at Dublin.
At the time United described it as a "technical issue". posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm
Action over Heathrow arrest
The partner of a Guardian journalist - detained at Heathrow Airport - says he'll take legal action.
The government's defended a decision to hold David Miranda for 9 hours under terror laws.
His partner, Glenn Greenwald, interviewed American whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says her opposite number needs to explain her involvement.
Detectives are appealing for information after three men were seen acting suspiciously in Chipstead
It happened on Friday afternoon at a property in Outwood Lane, when the men were seen forcing entry to a side gate.
It’s not believed that they gained access to the property. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm
Cyclists using Richmond Park are being reminded they have to stick to the rules of the road too
Lucy Mayer has this report for Radio Jackie.
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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm
Former council leader charged
The former leader of Kingston council has been charged with possessing and distributing indecent images of children.
59 year old Derek Osbourne from New Malden, has been charged with five counts of possessing and five counts of distributing.
He has also been charged with one count of possessing extreme pornography.
He resigned as leader of the council following his arrest, and is due before Westminster magistrates next month. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm
Monday, 19 August 2013
Heathrow Passengers Stranded
A Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow to New York JFK has had to be diverted due to a technical fault.
255 passengers were left stranded last night at the Gander airport in Canada after the VS25 was forced to make an emergency landing.
The airline apologised to passengers after it failed to find hotel accommodation. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am
Guardian journalist detained at Heathrow
The partner of a Guardian journalist - who wrote articles about America's surveillance programme - was detained for almost 9 hours at Heathrow Airport.
David Miranda - who lives with Glenn Greenwald - was stopped as he was flying to Rio De Janeiro.
The Guardian says he was held under the Terrorism Act - and had all his electronic possessions confiscated - before being released without charge.
Ealing Council seeks judicial review of hospital plans
Ealing Council says it will seek an oral hearing at the High Court after their request for a judicial review of plans to downgrade four hospitals was turned down last week.
The council applied for a judicial review in March after the NHS approved plans to shut four A&Es and downgrade other services.
Ealing, Central Middlesex, Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals will all be affected if the plans go through. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Runnymede Council's local plans
Runnymede Council is giving residents another opportunity to have an input with its local plans.
Which are to help shape the borough until 2028.
The plans are looking to provide at least 3,300 new homes, offer more local jobs and encourage reinvestment among other things.
The consultation will take place from the 22nd August until 3rd October.
For information visit the council’s website. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm
Surbiton World Croquet Finals
The Surbiton Croquet Club is today hosting the final of the 2013 World Croquet Championships.
The event started last Saturday and has been hosted across four London locations throughout the week.
New Zealander Paddy Chapman faces Robert Fletcher from Australia in what’s expected to be a hard fought final. The best of 5 rounds will take the title. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm
Fire fighters in Surbiton have rescued a woman from a bathroom after she became trapped when the lock froze.
The woman was celebrating her 30th birthday at a house in Moresby Avenue last night when fire fighters were called.
Watch manager Mike Dowden said: “It was all quite amusing for them.” posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am
14 year old charged with Guildford murder
A 14-year-old boy’s been charged with murder after a man was found stabbed to death at a house in Surrey.
The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was charged on Friday evening and appeared before North Surrey Magistrates' Court yesterday.
54-year-old Neil Tulley was found dead at a house in the Bellfields area of Guildford on Tuesday.
A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder, is under police guard in hospital, where he’s being treated for injuries he sustained before his arrest. posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am
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